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ERIC Number: EJ816163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1364-436X
Retrospective Spiritual Narratives: Exploring Recalled Childhood and Adolescent Spiritual Experiences
Scott, Daniel G.
International Journal of Children's Spirituality, v9 n1 p67-79 Apr 2004
This paper draws on a collection of retrospective narratives of childhood and adolescent spiritual experiences to explore the qualities and characteristics of the spirituality of the young. They recall a range of spiritual experiences that touch on death, mortality, visions, and perceptions and connections beyond the self. Their experiences include varying intensities of emotion and invoke a range of responses in them and others. The paper considers the social, emotional and familial context of these early life experiences and their impact on spiritual experience and the possibility/impossibility and freedom/lack of freedom to express, and integrate spirituality. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada